Just some random thoughts about this past Canada Day I would like to share.
1. It was Hot! You’re welcome Cornwall Hydro. You’re welcome for the second A/C unit I had to put in to my house house to cool it off. 1 was not enough.
2. If you haven’t been the Mocktails patio yet this summer, what are you waiting for. Paul & Diane have something special going and you NEED to experience it. Thanks for the Pina Colada guys.
3. The wind that accompanied us on Canada Day was great down at Lamoureux Park for the celebrations but when I got home and took a dip in my pool, the wind was still around. It blew all my pool toys out of the pool and across the yard. My 4 year old was not impressed.
4. I took about a thousand pics on Canada Day and my Better Half only took a couple but go figure, she got the best one. Jack loved the Bouncy Castles at Lamoureux Park.
5. Did I mention how bloody hot it was?
6. Canada Day in Cornwall & SD&G is a Guy Lauzon and Jim McDonell thing (not leaving Eric Duncan out of the picture on purpose). Why was the Leader of the Federal Liberal Party hanging out in Alexandria and Cornwall for the day? Not that I’m complaining as we can surly make Canada Day a non-partisan affair. However, wouldn’t JT rather spend the day in his own riding in Montreal? Just curious.
7. Through Twitter and Facebook it seemed to me that more folks took in festivities close to home (Cornwall and SD&G) than the nation’s capital. Nothing wrong with going to Parliament Hill to take in the Canada Day Party but glad to see good attendance to our celebrations here.
8. The animals at the petting zoo at Lamoureux Park on Canada Day, especially the llamas, were very friendly. Jack now wants one for the back yard. Has anyone got one for sale? JK.
9. Congrats to Jessie Winchester of Long Sault. Signing with the Colorado Avalanche on Canada Day to play along side the likes of Jerome Iginla and to be coached by Patrick Roy. Look for Colarado to go much farther in the playoffs in 2014-15. And, as always, Go Leafs Go.
10. It doesn’t get more patriotic than this. Canadian retired astronaut Chris Hadfeild and his very talented brother David wrote, sang and produced a song about Canada which should really become our new anthem. It is very catchy and will for years to come be a Canada Day staple. Enjoy!
P.S. Happy Belated Canada Day to everyone. ~Bill